- Wheelchair Access
- Child Friendly
- Public Transport within 5 miles
- Eco Initiatives
Tours run throughout the day.
Distillery Tour discount price of £5 for groups of 20+. It is recommended to book ahead.
Sells Glenkinchie whiskies, whiskies from some other distilleries, gifts and souvenirs
All areas except the tun room
Bus: 44b from Princes Street, Edinburgh, stops in Pencaitland, 2 miles from the distillery
Glenkinchie welcomes school visits.
Apr-Jul & Sep-Oct
Restricted opening over Christmas / New Year - telephone to confirm tour times.
Exhibition and Taste: £3
Glenkinchie Distillery Tour: £6
(Children 8-17: £3)
Flavour of Scotland Tour: £10
Get in Touch
Tel: 01875 342 004
Set in the depths of rural East Lothian, within an hour of central Edinburgh, Glenkinchie distillery has been making a classic Lowland malt whisky for over 130 years.
Back then, there were around 100 Lowland distilleries, taking advantage of the high quality barley that the region produces, but these days there are just three, the other two being Auchentoshan and Bladnoch. Glenkinchie has two of the largest stills of any Scottish distiller, and they are an important factor in contributing to the light delicate taste of the malt.
The former malting floors of Glenkinchie have been converted into an exhibition space, the highlight of which is undoubtedly the model distillery. This was originally built for the British Empire Exhibition of 1924-5. In those days it seems that because it was a working model, the Customs and Excise would regularly check it to ensure that no unlicensed whisky was being produced!
The tour then proceeds through the distillery itself, where you can watch the mashing and brewing, and then on to the distilling hall, which is dominated by the large "lampglass" stills which make the characteristic Lowland style of whisky.
- Scottish Tourist Board 5 star Visitor Attraction
- Green Tourism Bronze Award
- Zero Waste to Landfill
Look out for Glenkinchie Distillery at the East Fortune Airshow, and at the local Haddington show.
Glenkinchie hosts local charity fundraising events at the distillery.
Fuller review to come following visit
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